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Heights Arts Connects Open House

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Are you looking for ways to increase your exposure and grow your business?  Heights Arts invites you to join us in our beautiful gallery as we host an open house and networking event for local business leaders.  Meet other members of the local community at Heights Arts as we facilitate an opportunity to share ideas, problems, solutions.

Heights Arts is a non-profit that produces arts programming that enhances our community and brings us together. Heights Arts Connects is a new initiative that leverages our strengths—our storefront location and our engaged membership—to support local businesses.

We’re hosting our first Heights Arts Connects Open House on Thursday, November 7th from 6 – 8 pm.  Join us in our gallery and store space to mix and mingle with fellow local business owners and Heights Arts board members.  This event is free and includes light fare and a cash bar. 

Help us curate the conversation! During the event we will help facilitate conversations about the business topics that may be of interest to you. When you RSVP, you can choose topics of interest, or submit your own.

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event.

Call for Artists – Members Show 2020

Heights Arts will be presenting our 2nd Members Show in 2020

Dates: Opening March 6, 2020 through April 19, 2020

Prior to submitting, please read the following:

Submission:

• One work per artist.
• Work must no larger than 16 x 20 inches or 320 square inches (2d) or 12 x 12 x 18 inches (3d).
• Work must have been completed within the year prior to the exhibition.
• Artists must complete all required fields and include 1 image of the work of art. $10 entry fee.
• Print out the completed submission form receipt for attachment to the work of art.
• Artists who are not HA members can submit, but must become HA members first (starting at Working Artist level, starting at $35.00.
• Due to gallery space limitations, submissions accepted until we get to 40 artists.

Delivery:

• Works must be dropped off Sunday, March 1 or Monday, March 2 during posted business hours.
• Works must be delivered in presentation-ready condition: 2-dimensional images are securely framed and wired and with all necessary hardware included; and 3-dimensional works stand on their own with included hardware or display fixtures. Works that do not meet this standard cannot be in the show.
• Affix the printed submission form receipt to the back of the work of art or other appropriate point of attachment.

Sales:

• Works will be sold according to the standard Heights Arts commission, with 60% of the price going to the artist and 40% to Heights Arts
• Sold works remain on view through the run of the exhibition and may be picked up by purchasers between May 4 and May 11.
• Unsold works should be picked up by May 11.
• Any works not picked up by May 18 become the property of Heights Arts.

Questions may be directed to:

exhibitions@heightsarts.org

APPLY

Call for Poets – Ekphrastacy Series

About EKPHRASTACY: Artists Talk + Poets Respond

The Ekphrastacy literary program is a series of artist talks + poetry readings held regularly in the Heights Arts gallery, in conjunction with our special exhibitions. Cleveland-area writers are invited by the current Poet Laureate to view the installed artworks and respond with a poem. Four weeks after the exhibition opens, the artists talk about their work and the poets read their poems, often resulting in a surprising dialogue. Participating poets receive an honorarium of $150.00 for their participation and the commissioning of a minimum of two and no more than four works.

Heights Arts invites poets to apply for our 2019-2010 Season for the following dates:
 
Deadlines and Dates:
Applications must be received prior to November 15th, 2019
All events are on a Thursday evening and start at 7:00 and poets must arrive by 6:30. Ekphrastacy dates are below:
February 13th, 2020 (January 17th Opening)
April 2nd, 2020 (March 6th Opening)
May 21, 2020 (April 24th Opening)
July 9th, 2020 (June 12th Opening)
To participate, Poets must:
  • be available and agree to attend the corresponding opening for the event in which you are chosen to participate. This is a chance to see the work at the earliest opportunity and meet the artists.
  • complete and submit work at least 7 days prior to the Ekphrastacy event
  • be a current (or become, if chosen) Heights Arts Working Artist Member (starting at $35.00 per year)
To Apply:

1. Attach a sample of your work, with a minimum of 3 poems and no more than 5 pages of poetry in a single file.

2. Document your background and experience in the art form. If your work has been published, please tell us where, and / or where you have previously performed.

3. Describe how you have been involved in other community arts events, if applicable (but not required)

4. OPTIONAL: a You Tube or other electronic link to a video of you reading your work.

Call for Musicians

Classical Revolution Gallery Concert

If you are a performer in an ensemble in Northeast Ohio, we welcome your application to perform in Heights Arts Gallery Concert series. Please see information and requirements below.

 

 

 

Gallery Series Concert Requirements:

  • Groups must be between two and six musicians (groups of two must be a true ensemble and not a soloist and accompanist)
  • Musicians will be paid an honorarium of $250.00 up to $1,000 per group for a performance.
  • Performances must be classical music (which includes new music)
  • Musicians must be (or must become, if chosen) current artist-members of Heights Arts ($35.00 + per year)
  • Proposed program must be approx 60 minutes with no intermission.

Current Available performance dates 2020: (subject to change)

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saturday, March 14,2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Saturday, July 18, 2020

To apply you must be prepared to provide the following:

  • List your group member names, email and instrumentation
  • Provide a proposed program of approx 60 minutes in length
  • Select at least two available dates for a performance (list is provided in the application)
APPLY

Heights Writes Community Team

The Heights Writes Community Team (HWCT) is meant to engage the resources of the surrounding community to provide expertise and ensure the Height Arts’ literary programming is relevant and reflects our community.

Composition

The Heights Writes Community Team is composed of the following:

  • Up to eight members with at least 50% of the Community Team having expertise in the literary discipline of poetry.
  • The current Poet Laureate will serve on the Team during his/her tenure, with an option to serve an additional two years.

Duties and Expectations

The duties of Heights Writes Community Team Members are as follows:

  • Attend at least 4 meetings each fiscal year and candidate interviews as scheduled.
  • Participate in programming activities including Ekphrastacy and the Haiku Death Match.
  • Attend and be prepared to assist at a minimum of 3 Heights Arts poetry events each year.
  • Serve as jury for the bi-annual selection of Heights Arts’ Poet Laureate.
  • Serve as Selection Committee for the Haiku Death Match and Ekphrastacy candidates.
  • Assist in evaluating the quality and effectiveness of Literary programs.
  • Assist as needed with other Literary program opportunities that may arise.
  • Assist staff occasionally with writing requests for publicity and articles or blogs about Heights Arts programs.
  • Help promote upcoming events through social media, email or other means.

Benefits

Heights Writes Community Team Members will receive a complimentary membership to Heights Arts and be recognized for their service on the website and at yearly volunteer appreciation events.

Click here to learn more about how Heights Arts Community Teams contribute to our vibrant programming.

Click here to apply to the HWCT

At Table 2018: Cleveland Culinaria Opening Reception

The ceramic bowl is by Billy Ritter and the table linen was a collaboration between Krista Tomorowitz and Timothy Callaghan

Friday, August 31, 2018
6:00 to 9:00 pm

Our town KNOWS good food, thanks to the wealth of highly creative culinary artists who live in Northeast Ohio.  On Friday, August 31, come see what happens when twenty-four visual artists partner up with some of Cleveland’s most creative culinary experts to transform the Heights Arts gallery into four unique, themed installations that speak to the art of food through the materials we use to eat and drink.  Our original curation in 2016 resulted in our most well-attended exhibition in Heights Arts history, thanks to community members, artists and chefs alike.

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Ceramics Andrea LeBlond, Amy Halko, William Brouillard, Billy Ritter

Fibers Cheryl Cochran, Randall Slaughter, Carmen Romine, Joyce Morrow-Jones, Krista Tomorowitz

Glass Scott Goss, S. Jordan Fine, Shayna Roth Pentecost

Table Ari Warner, Dana Depew, Matthew Pritchard, Shred & Co, and Heidi Robb

Wall Tyler Federico, Ashley Sullivan, Lari Jacobson, Timothy Callaghan, Adrian Eisenhower

Wood Jessica Coven Stenson

In addition to our gallery exhibition, At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, Heights Arts is hosting four multi-course food events, each featuring a different menu created by the groups’ culinary leaders.

 

AT TABLE 2018: Cleveland Culinaria Food Events

August 31 – October 14, 2018

twenty-four visual artists have partnered with some of Cleveland’s most creative culinary experts to transform the Heights Arts gallery into unique, themed installations that speak to the art of food and community through the materials we use to eat and drink.

At Table: Cleveland Culinaria showcases the vision of chefs Douglas Katz (fire food & drink, Provenance, and Fire Spice Company); Gerry Grim (Edwins); Karen Small (Flying Fig) and Zeleke Belete (Zoma).

The four culinary-themed installations include tablescapes, serveware, custom furniture, ceramics, glass, works in metal and fiber, along with photographs, drawings, prints, and paintings.

The ceramic bowl is by Billy Ritter and the table linen was a collaboration between Krista Tomorowitz and Timothy Callaghan

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Ceramics Andrea LeBlond, Amy Halko, William Brouillard, Billy Ritter

Fibers Cheryl Cochran, Randall Slaughter, Carmen Romine, Joyce Morrow-Jones, Krista Tomorowitz

Glass Scott Goss, S. Jordan Fine, Shayna Pentecost

Table Dana Depew, Matthew Pritchard, Heidi Rob, Ari Warner, Shred & Co.

Wall Tyler Federico, Ashley Sullivan, Lari Jacobson, Timothy Callaghan, Adrian Eisenhower

Wood Jessica Coven Stenson

AT TABLE: Food & Drink

Four multi-course food events accompany At Table, each planned by one of the participating culinary innovators. Attendees will enjoy a hearty array of small plates and craft cocktails, along with lively conversation with chefs, partnering visual artists and poets in an intimate gallery setting.

Sunday, September 9, 5-7 p.m.         

World cuisine with Douglas Katz of fire food & drink, Provenance, and Fire Spice Company.

Sunday, September 16, 5-7 p.m.     

A French-themed menu by Gerry Grim at Edwins.

Sunday, September 23, 5-7 p.m.

Ethiopian family style dining presented by Bethlehem of Zoma.

Sunday, October 7, 5-7 p.m.     

Mezze Platters of assorted preparations of seasonal and local food by Karen Small of Flying Fig.

At Table: Cleveland Culinaria will be on view at Heights Arts through Sunday, October 14, during normal gallery hours. The public is invited to an opening reception with refreshments on Friday, August 31, 6-9 p.m.

 

 

 

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JAMEY CHRISTOPH

July Giveaway

No purchase necessary

Entry form located in the store

Jamey’s illustrations have appeared in The New York Times,  San Francisco Chronicle, and in several award-winning children’s books, including Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America and Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses. An old soul at heart, his work draws inspiration from vintage advertising and travel posters and a lifelong curiosity of the past, particularly in the character of old buildings, cars, fashion, and music. He has received multiple recognitions from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and 3×3 Magazine.  He works out of his 1920’s home in Cleveland Heights, OH with his crazy dogs, Owen and Jack.

At Table: Food & Drink with Doug Katz

At Table with Doug Katz

 

Sunday, September 9, 2018                                5:00 p.m.

 

Douglas Katz of fire food & drink, Provenance, and the Katz Club Diner.

 

Four multi-course food events accompany our exhibition, At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, each planned by one of the participating culinary innovators. Attendees will enjoy a hearty array of small plates and craft cocktails, along with lively conversation with chefs, partnering visual artists and the Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Damien McClendon, in an intimate gallery setting.

 

“Our installation theme is based on the post-civil war industrial era in Ohio. We will use this period to study the roots of our rich local food and artisan culture in Northeast Ohio.” Douglas Katz

 

DOUGLAS KATZ | CLEVELAND CULINARIA CREATIVE GROUP
Billy Ritter, ceramics
Heidi Robb, food styling
Krista Tomorowitz, fiber
Timothy Callaghan, painting
Jessica Coven Stenson, wood
Adrian Eisenhower, painting
Shred and Co, furniture

Guest poet: Cleveland Heights poet laureate Damien McClendon will read a spoken variation on the event’s theme.

MENU

cured meats and local aged cheeses, house pickled vegetables, sliced and freshly baked country baguette, whipped grass-fed butter and foraged berries; morning baby lettuces with fall turnips, beets, carrots and maple glazed bacon with cider vinegar-thyme dressing; grass-fed beef, local mushroom and barley soup with parsley and chives; Rittman Orchards ida red apple crisp with custard sauce.

AT TABLE: FOOD & DRINK RESERVATIONS

Ticketed reservations for each event ($55 food & drink; Heights Arts members $40 food & drink) will be available online, at the gallery, and by phone to 216.371.3457. The Heights Arts gallery is wheelchair accessible. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as space is limited.

 

ABOUT DOUGLAS KATZ

Douglas Katz is the owner and executive chef of fire food & drink at historic Shaker Square, owner of The Katz Club Diner in Cleveland Heights, and Chef/Partner of Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Chef Katz recently launched the Fire Spice Company in late 2015.

For over a decade, Chef Katz has been celebrated for his unwavering support of local farmers and food artisans. In 2014, the prestigious James Beard Foundation nominated him for best Chef of the Great Lakes Region.

At Table: Food & Drink with Gerry Grim

Sunday, September 16, 2018
5:00 p.m.

 

World cuisine with Gerry Grim of Edwin’s Leadership & Restaurant Institute .

 

Four multi-course food events accompany our exhibition, At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, each planned by one of the participating culinary innovators. Attendees will enjoy a hearty array of small plates and craft cocktails, along with lively conversation with chefs, partnering visual artists and the Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Damien McClendon, in an intimate gallery setting.

 

The installation takes its theme from Edwin’s goal of assisting formerly incarcerated individuals with job skills in hospitality and food service. The symbolic use of recycled and reclaimed objects will be an overall aesthetic.  All the objects will interact and work together to create a sense of community and will support each other in order to serve an overall role.

CLEVELAND CULINARIA CREATIVE GROUP

Gerry Grim, Chef 
Amy Halko, ceramics
S. Jordan Fine, glass
Carmen Romine, fiber
Ashley Sullivan, painting
Dana Depew, sculpture

Guest poet: Cleveland Heights poet laureate Damien McClendon will read a spoken variation on the event’s theme.

MENU

Burgundy snails with caramelized fennel, garlic, butter and parsley, Verlasso Smoked Salmon rillet with lemon, dill and toast point, Braised Briarwood Valley rabbit leg, rosemary potatoes and a mustard cream sauce.

AT TABLE: FOOD & DRINK RESERVATIONS

Ticketed reservations for each event ($55 food & drink; Heights Arts members $40 food & drink) will be available online, at the gallery, and by phone to 216.371.3457. The Heights Arts gallery is wheelchair accessible. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as space is limited.

 

ABOUT GERRY GRIM

Gerry discovered his love of the kitchen learning under one of the best cooks he knows – his mom. Many years later, after diverging from a successful career as a golf professional and teacher, Gerry graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. He shares nearly two decades of practical knowledge with EDWINS’ students.With diverse culinary experiences along the way, the highlights for Gerry include cooking under the direction of Chef Keith Coughenour at the esteemed Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the Duquesne Club, he learned the dedication required to work in a professional kitchen and developed his passion for classical French cuisine.

From there, Gerry was able to expand on his classical roots when he moved back to his hometown of Cleveland and worked under Chef Doug Katz at fire food and drink. Chef Katz instilled the belief in him to use local and sustainable products and to run a fully-from-scratch kitchen.

Gerry originally joined EDWINS as a volunteer to help Brandon Chrostowski teach culinary skills at the Grafton Correctional Institution, and was so moved by EDWINS’ mission that he decided to join the staff full time with the hope that he can help people who were formerly-incarcerated have a better life. Today, he is proud to serve as EDWINS’ Director of Culinary Education.

At Table: Food & Drink with Zeleke Belete

Sunday, September 23, 2018
5:00 p.m.

 

World cuisine with Zeleke Belete of Zoma.

 

Four multi-course food events accompany our exhibition, At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, each planned by one of the participating culinary innovators. Attendees will enjoy a hearty array of small plates and craft cocktails, along with lively conversation with chefs, partnering visual artists and the Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Damien McClendon, in an intimate gallery setting.

 

Explore the fascinating culture of Ethiopia, a highly diverse nation built on the foundations of ancient kingdoms, truly creating a melting pot of traditions from Africa as well as other continents.

 

ZELEKE BELETE | CLEVELAND CULINARIA CREATIVE GROUP
William Brouillard, ceramics
Matthew Pritchard, furniture
Joyce Morrow-Jones, fiber
Lari Jacobson, painting
Shayna Roth Pentecost, glass

Guest poet: Cleveland Heights poet laureate Damien McClendon will read a spoken variation on the event’s theme.

MENU

Cabbage stew, Lentil stewSplit pea stew, Mild beef stew, Mild Chicken stew, Ethiopian honey wine

AT TABLE: FOOD & DRINK RESERVATIONS

Ticketed reservations for each event ($55 food & drink; Heights Arts members $40 food & drink) will be available online, at the gallery, and by phone to 216.371.3457. The Heights Arts gallery is wheelchair accessible. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as space is limited.

 

ABOUT ZELEKE

I was born and raised in Ethiopia and moved to the United States in 2004. Before I joined the restaurant world, I ran a car service that allowed me the opportunity to try many different cuisines. In recent years, American eating habits have changed dramatically in terms of beliefs, weight management and the interest in trying something new. My family taught me how to cook both meat and vegetarian dishes tastefully and authentically. Unlike other international dining choices, Ethiopian food isn’t as popular. I work hard to bring customers who have never tried Ethiopian food before a unique experience and for those who have tried it before, I try to prepare for them the most authentic dishes.

Damien McClendon New Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate 2018 – 2020

 

Heights Arts Welcome New Poet Laureate

By: Kristen McDowell

A Youngstown native, McClendon moved to the Cleveland area when he was 13. He is a recent graduate of Kent State University, where he majored in Pan-African Studies. He now lives in Cleveland and works in schools and for non-profits doing community organizing that focuses on social justice issues. He also works with Daniel Gray-Kontar, artistic director of 12 Literary and Performative Arts Incubator, an organization that teaches and nurtures poets, writers, and performance artists of all ages. McClendon cites Cleveland Heights as a kind of spiritual home: “Even before I moved to Cleveland, I was very familiar with the arts scene there. I remember my first time walking through Coventry Village – how expression seemed to seep from the concrete.  It made me feel like I was at a home I hadn’t been to before.”

Although he began writing when he was very young, McClendon didn’t expect to be a poet when he grew up. “If we went back in time and asked my 10-year-old self what I thought I’d be doing in 15 years, writing and performing poetry wouldn’t have been a single drop in rain in my brainstorm,” he says. “And now I am using words to make a living and using words to make change.”

He points to his mother, a nurse, as his original inspiration.  For as long as Damien can remember, his mother wrote poems and songs about her experiences and about the people she encountered in her work. She showed him by example how the raw material of daily life can be transformed into art. “My mother took me to an open mike where she shared some of her work,” McClendon says. “Seeing her in that light inspired me.”

He continued to write in high school, but didn’t think of it as a vocation or even a hobby, until he got to college, where many new possibilities opened up. He participated in an on-campus open mike, and was surprised by how strongly the audience reacted to the poem he read. “That’s when I started to know that I wanted to be involved in the craft of poetry for my whole life.”

And that’s when McClendon realized how poetry can connect people, how a poem that might seem to be intensely personal and particular to one person can resonate with others. As the Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights, McClendon is very interested in the role of poetry in social justice and in healing. He will be exploring the intersection of poetry and some of Cleveland’s pressing problems, such as infant mortality and homelessness. He says, “I want to serve in this role to be an inspiration to both kids and adults and to poets who don’t even know they can be poets.”

 

See Damien read his illuminatory poetry by clicking the links below.

Classroom Escapism

Gravity

Brokology

At Table: Food & Drink with Karen Small

Sunday, October 7, 2018
5:00 p.m.

 

World cuisine with Karen Small of The Flying Fig.

 

Four multi-course food events accompany our exhibition,         At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, each planned by one of the participating culinary innovators. Attendees will enjoy a hearty array of small plates and craft cocktails, along with lively conversation with chefs, partnering visual artists and the Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Damien McClendon, in an intimate gallery setting.

 

The team will create a table setting that will be based on an aesthetic derived from the urban environment, as well as respond to Karen’s farm to table menu. Inspiration has been derived from local urban farms such as the Ohio City Farm and the North Union Farmers Market (among others), and the urban landscape (graffiti, bridges, train lines, industrial buildings, etc.).

 

KAREN SMALL | CLEVELAND CULINARIA CREATIVE GROUP

Andrea LeBlond, ceramics

Cheryl Cochran collaborating with Randall Slaughter, fiber

Tyler Federico, photography

Ari Warner, furniture

Scott Goss, glass

 

 

Guest poet: Cleveland Heights poet laureate Damien McClendon will read a spoken variation on the event’s theme.

MENU

Housemade naturally fermented breads and crackers, roasted OCF carrots with tahini yogurt sauce, carrot top chimichurri, crushed Almonds, house cured Ohio pork, marinated burnt peppers, labneh and roasted beets with caraway, local sheep’s milk cheese with chili honey, apple butter, whipped ricotta with eggplant caponata, assorted pickles.

AT TABLE: FOOD & DRINK RESERVATIONS

Ticketed reservations for each event ($55 food & drink; Heights Arts members $40 food & drink) will be available online, at the gallery, and by phone to 216.371.3457. The Heights Arts gallery is wheelchair accessible. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as space is limited.

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

ABOUT KAREN SMALL

After stints in several restaurants in the Cleveland area, Karen Small opened The Flying Fig in Ohio City in 1999.  A self-taught chef and a staunch supporter of local farms, she culled a vision to open a restaurant with a neighborhood vibe that furthered her commitment to local farms, artisanal food producers, and the growth of the downtown area.

The Fig, as it is affectionately called by its customers, is in its 19th year and has long been at the forefront of the farm to table movement. The restaurant continues to garner praise, both nationally as well as locally for its farm to table cuisine.  It has been featured in Food and Wine, Gourmet, and the New York Times, as well.

EKPHRASTACY: ARTISTS TALK + POETS RESPOND

Thursday, July 12, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Poets Respond to Sticks & Stones Exhibition

New Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate Damien McClendon will lead this Ekphratstacy here at Heights Arts.  Damien has invited local poets Joy Tyus, Jeremiah Okunzzi, and Nkechi Edeh who will view the installed artworks and respond with a poem. Artists will also be here to speak about their individual works.

HOLIDAY STORE SUBMISSION DEADLINE

The Heights Arts Gallery Committee is pleased to invite you and other artists you may know, to participate in the 2018 Holiday Store! Not only has this show consistently made Heights Arts Gallery, a destination for holiday shopping in our community but has also exposed the community to local artists from a variety of disciplines who reside in the Northeast Ohio region.

With our prominent location on Lee Rd, beside the Cedar Lee Theater (which attracts over 200,000 moviegoers per year),  we are able to provide the most optimal opportunity to display (and sell) your work! We ask you to please share with others, this an amazing opportunity to not only promote artists residing in Cleveland but within the Northeast Ohio region as well! We are continuously looking to showcase our region’s creative bounty, including items for the home in ceramics, glass, wood, metal, jewelry, artist-made notecards, prints, photographs and works on paper, textiles and artist-made wearables.

Our non-profit gallery is dedicated to supporting local artists and the arts in our community and we look forward to supporting our mission with this highly anticipated event. Below you will find some of the important dates for the show. Upon agreement to participate, you will be sent any additional paperwork and information that is needed, including sign-ups for work drop-off and 4hr volunteer shift sign-up. Please remember that the 4-hour volunteer shift IS mandatory for participation. There is a variety of tasks that we need help with, so sign-up early!

Below, you will find all of the important dates for the show, Please share this link with others who may be interested:

Show Dates: Friday, November 2 through Friday, December 30, 2018

Gallery Hours:  Sun:  12:00pm – 5:00pm

Mon: 12:00pm – 9:30pm

Tues, Wed, Thurs: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Fri, Sat: 12:00pm – 9:30pm

 

SCHEDULE OF HOLIDAY STORE DATES AND DEADLINES

September 15, 2018  – Participation Confirmation Deadline / Deadline for High-Res photos and signed contracts

October 14, 2018 – Deadline for Inventory lists and Artist bios

Oct 17 – Oct 29, 2019 –  ArtworkDelivery Dates (by appointment)

November 4, 6:00 to 9:30 pm – Public Opening Reception

January 9 – Jan 13, 2019 – Pick up unsold work (by appointment)

HOLIDAY STORE APPLICATION

At Table: Food & Drink with Doug Katz

 

At Table with Doug Katz

Sunday, September 9, 2018   5:00 p.m.

 

Douglas Katz of fire food & drink, Provenance, and the Katz Club Diner.

 

Four multi-course food events accompany our exhibition, At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, each planned by one of the participating culinary innovators. Attendees will enjoy a hearty array of small plates and craft cocktails, along with lively conversation with chefs, partnering visual artists and the Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Damien McClendon, in an intimate gallery setting.

 

“Our installation theme is based on the post-civil war industrial era in Ohio. We will use this period to study the roots of our rich local food and artisan culture in Northeast Ohio.” Douglas Katz

 

DOUGLAS KATZ | CLEVELAND CULINARIA CREATIVE GROUP
Billy Ritter, ceramics
Heidi Robb, food styling
Kristen Tomorowitz, fiber
Timothy Callaghan, painting
Adrian Eisenhower, painting
Jessica Coven Stenson, wood
Shred and Co, furniture

Guest poet: Cleveland Heights poet laureate Damien McClendon will read a spoken variation on the event’s theme.

MENU

cured meats and local aged cheeses, house pickled vegetables, sliced and freshly baked country baguette, whipped grass-fed butter and foraged berries; morning baby lettuces with fall turnips, beets, carrots and maple glazed bacon with cider vinegar-thyme dressing; grass-fed beef, local mushroom and barley soup with parsley and chives; Rittman Orchards ida red apple crisp with custard sauce.

AT TABLE: FOOD & DRINK RESERVATIONS

Ticketed reservations for each event ($55 food & drink; Heights Arts members $40 food & drink) will be available online, at the gallery, and by phone to 216.371.3457. The Heights Arts gallery is wheelchair accessible. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as space is limited.

PURCHASE TICKETS : SOLD OUT

ABOUT DOUGLAS KATZ

Douglas Katz is the owner and executive chef of fire food & drink at historic Shaker Square, owner of The Katz Club Diner in Cleveland Heights, and Chef/Partner of Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Chef Katz recently launched the Fire Spice Company in late 2015.

For over a decade, Chef Katz has been celebrated for his unwavering support of local farmers and food artisans. In 2014, the prestigious James Beard Foundation nominated him for best Chef of the Great Lakes Region.

At Table: Food & Drink with Gerry Grim

Sunday, September 16, 2018
5:00 p.m.

 

World cuisine with Gerry Grim of Edwin’s Leadership & Restaurant Institute .

 

Four multi-course food events accompany our exhibition, At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, each planned by one of the participating culinary innovators. Attendees will enjoy a hearty array of small plates and craft cocktails, along with lively conversation with chefs, partnering visual artists and the Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Damien McClendon, in an intimate gallery setting.

 

The installation takes its theme from Edwin’s goal of assisting formerly incarcerated individuals with job skills in hospitality and food service. The symbolic use of recycled and reclaimed objects will be an overall aesthetic.  All the objects will interact and work together to create a sense of community and will support each other in order to serve an overall role.

CLEVELAND CULINARIA CREATIVE GROUP

Gerry Grim, Chef 
Amy Halko, ceramics
S. Jordan Fine, glass
Carmen Romine, fiber
Ashley Sullivan, painting
Dana Depew, sculpture

Guest poet: Cleveland Heights poet laureate Damien McClendon will read a spoken variation on the event’s theme.

MENU

Burgundy snails with caramelized fennel, garlic, butter and parsley, Verlasso Smoked Salmon rillet with lemon, dill and toast point, Braised Briarwood Valley rabbit leg, rosemary potatoes and a mustard cream sauce.

AT TABLE: FOOD & DRINK RESERVATIONS

Ticketed reservations for each event ($55 food & drink; Heights Arts members $40 food & drink) will be available online, at the gallery, and by phone to 216.371.3457. The Heights Arts gallery is wheelchair accessible. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as space is limited.

PURCHASE TICKETS

ABOUT GERRY GRIM

Gerry discovered his love of the kitchen learning under one of the best cooks he knows – his mom. Many years later, after diverging from a successful career as a golf professional and teacher, Gerry graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. He shares nearly two decades of practical knowledge with EDWINS’ students.With diverse culinary experiences along the way, the highlights for Gerry include cooking under the direction of Chef Keith Coughenour at the esteemed Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the Duquesne Club, he learned the dedication required to work in a professional kitchen and developed his passion for classical French cuisine.

From there, Gerry was able to expand on his classical roots when he moved back to his hometown of Cleveland and worked under Chef Doug Katz at fire food and drink. Chef Katz instilled the belief in him to use local and sustainable products and to run a fully-from-scratch kitchen.

Gerry originally joined EDWINS as a volunteer to help Brandon Chrostowski teach culinary skills at the Grafton Correctional Institution, and was so moved by EDWINS’ mission that he decided to join the staff full time with the hope that he can help people who were formerly-incarcerated have a better life. Today, he is proud to serve as EDWINS’ Director of Culinary Education.

 

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS HIGH JUNIORS & SENIORS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Cleveland Heights High Exhibition Sub-Committee Intern Position

By: Laura Yurko

Are you a high school aged artist interested in working in the world of visual arts? Heights Arts, (located right across the street, beside the Cedar Lee) has a new position available for one lucky Heights High artist! The Heights High Exhibition Sub-Committee Internship is a great opportunity for a rising Junior or Senior of HHS looking for active “behind-the-scenes” experience in a public gallery space. Heights Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local artists that work in a variety of mediums with a wide range of experiences. The application of the artworks exhibited also range, from works displayed in gallery group shows and solo exhibitions to utilitarian art objects sold in the year-round store.

Although the intern would have access to the many functions and events that Heights Arts has to offer, their focus would be in the main gallery and Spotlight Gallery. As part of a committee made up of local professional artists and volunteers, the intern would participate in every step of the exhibition process! This would include reviewing submitted work, curation, installation, scheduling and attending studio visits, and planning future exhibitions.

Many of these processes involve a creative discussion and require feedback and inspiration from all of the artists in the committee. The intern is also invited to attend the openings of the same shows they have helped cultivate throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Artists and art admirers from all over northeast Ohio come to attend these openings, showcasing the final step in the gallery experience.

Applicants for this position must be a rising Junior or Senior of Heights High School, who are available to attend the bi-monthly meetings, installation dates, exhibition openings (the dates can be located at the link listed below!).  If you’re ready to show up prepared, eager to participate and most importantly work as a cohesive member of the Heights Arts Team, this internship may be for you! The Heights High Artist awarded the internship will receive a $250 stipend, with half distributed mid-year and the balance at the end of the term.

Students may apply at https://www.heightsarts.org/employment/ with a deadline of July 1st, 2018 to be considered for the 2018-2019 school year.

EKPHRASTACY REVIEW

 

Heights Arts welcomes our new marketing intern, Laura Yurko, who will be covering events and special promotions while with us this year. She recently attended the Ekphrastacy in connection with our current Member Show, hosted by the new Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Damien McClendon.

 

 

 

Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk and Poets Respond :

Heights Arts Members Show

By: Laura Yurko

Thursday evening, May 24th, Heights Arts held an Ekphrastacy of firsts! Damien McClendon, as the new poet laureate of Heights Arts, engaged in his first time hosting an Ekphrastacy.

Ekphrastacies, or vivid verbal descriptions of art, are events where the laureate and invited local poets  perform their poetry inspired by selected works from the current Heights Arts gallery exhibition. McClendon participated in the previous Ekphrastacy, with the invitation of Christine Howey. This was also the very first Heights Arts Members Show, exhibiting work from the integral member artists that support Heights Arts.

The first 32 pieces submitted by members were curated by Greg Donley and later observed by McClendon and his invited poets, Diane Borsenik, Eris Eady, and Siaara Freeman. The poems were then posted onto the walls next to the corresponding works. The hybridity and collaboration of the event were mirrored by the alteration of the gallery space. The art pieces and walls were moved to the perimeters of the space, nesting the rows of chairs at the center.

The audience, once present, could see the work referred to in the poems while hearing the inflection and voice of the poet, pairing the two art forms. One by one the visual artists chose to speak of their experiences producing the work.  Poets would then stand in front to perform their work aloud. The poets, proud and unique, their voices taking on another layer of presence, delivered their artfully crafted imagery and perspective with passion, warmth, and a touch of humor.

The artwork on the walls was often intimate and demur, speaking its message through the side of its mouth. The poems saw this and addressed a similar message, but found a new way of addressing the same topic. Both genres asked the viewer to reflect on these topics in their own ways, back and forth. And when the last poem was recited, McClendon, with a large, welcoming smile, graciously thanked the audience and invited them to further the discussion.

These great works of art and poetry will be on display in the Heights Arts Gallery through June 10th.

  • Damien McClendon at Heights Arts’ Ekphrastacy

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: WILLIAM BROUILLARD

June Giveaway

No purchase necessary

Entry form located in the store

William began his art education studying with John Perri at the State University of Wisconsin. After serving in the armed services, he returned to Wisconsin to study with Don Reitz at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. William was a resident craftsman at the Penland School and after several years as a studio potter, he began to teach ceramics at ETSU.

William currently lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. He has a studio in the old steel making district and has taught ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art for the last 31 years. In 2002, he was awarded a McKnight grant and traveled to Minneapolis, MN, where he was a resident artist at the Northern Clay Center. At the end of his residency, he returned to Cleveland and resumed teaching at CIA. “I spend three days each week teaching at the Art Institute and the rest making pots and doing commission work in my Tremont studio.” His work combines several pottery techniques and the piece you can win this June has been both thrown and hand carved. We offer a beautiful tea bowl and red earthenware stand to the winning entry of our June Artist of the month.

SPOTLIGHT GALLERY: PEGGY SPAETH

June 29 – August 12, 2018

EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION:
June 29, 6-8 pm

Heights Arts founding Executive Director, Peggy Spaeth will share with us works created over a 14-year span in our spotlight gallery.

ABOUT  THE  WORK

Paintings 1972-1986

These paintings reveal my obsession with color and repeat patterns first inspired by American quilts. I love how geometry and color create illusion; I love that you can keep the geometry, change the color, and come up with a completely different illusion; and I am fascinated by the idea that when you change color across a design, different elements appear.

Although I am best known for leading Heights Arts for thirteen years, previously I exhibited my original hand-dyed quilts locally and nationally.  Simultaneously I painted designs impossible to produce in the fabric as I explored pattern.  In looking back at my work of almost forty years ago, I impressed myself and decided to bring these paintings into the public eye.

Proceeds from the sale of my work benefit Heights Arts and Sober Living Cleveland (SLC).  SLC provides safe, affordable sober housing to those in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

GALLERY CONCERT: CLASSICAL REVOLUTION

Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Ariel Clayton Karas

Carey Skinner

Emilie Hsu

Sophie Benn

Sounds of Her

Classical Revolution Cleveland presents music by female composers, both iconic and lesser-known. Chamber music and works for solo strings include repertoire by Rebecca Clarke, Edith Piaf, Clara Schumann, Consuelo Velasquez, and others. This program features director and violinist Ariel Clayton Karas, violist Carey Skinner, cellist Sophie Benn, and pianist Emilie Hsu.

STICKS & STONES

Heights Arts Invites Artists to Explore Their Relationships with Nature

June 15 – July 29, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION:
June 15, 6-9 pm

Sticks and Stones opens June 15 at Heights Arts and is on view through July 29. This summer exhibition showcases the amazing relationship between artist and nature. Contributors include Andy Curlowe, Ryan Dewey, Jeanetta Ho, Kevin Kautenburger, Steven Mastroianni, Freeland Southard, and Olga Ziemska.

Curator Bill Schubert described his thought process behind the exhibition’s title: “Humankind’s relationship with sticks and stones is fundamental. Sticks and stones were our first tools, our first weapons, and the materials we built our first dwellings of. All over the world and for thousands of years, people have been using stones to grind grain into flour and then baking their bread over burning sticks. The history of art also begins with sticks and stones. The first known drawings were drawn on the stone walls of the Lascaux caves (1700–1500 BC)…The giant heads of Easter Island (1200–1499). The great totem poles of the native North Americans (1700s to present). And eventually the work of the Land Artists and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970)… sticks and stones are the stuff of art. These seven great regional artists demonstrate that eternal truth.”

EKPHRASTACY: ARTISTS TALK + POETS RESPOND

Thursday, May 24, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Poets Respond to our First Members Show

New Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate Damien McClendon will lead his first Ekphratstacy here at Heights Arts.  Damien has invited local poets Siaara Freeman, Dianne Borsenik and Eris Eady who will view the installed artworks and respond with a poem. Artists will also be here to speak about their individual works.

GALLERY CONCERT: NICHOLAS UNDERHILL

Nicholas Underhill

Saturday, June 2, 2018

8:00 p.m

Heights Arts Gallery

Pianist/composer Nicholas Underhill holds a Masters Degree in Piano from the New England Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Konrad Wolff, Katja Andy, Edmund Battersby and Russell Sherman. Well known in Boston, New York City and Cleveland as a champion of new music for the piano, he has performed solo recitals in Carnegie Recital Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. He was featured in the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial concerts in Chicago in 1991. His collaborative recitals include programs with his wife, Mary Kay Fink. He has taught piano at Mount Union College and Hiram College, and has performed on numerous occasions with the Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the Cleveland Chamber Collective.  As a composer, Underhill’s music has been performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, the OhioMusic Teachers Association, The Fortnightly Musical Club, The Cleveland Flute Society, TheGramercy Trio, Cleveland Orchestra players Mary Kay Fink, Takako Masame, Lisa Boyko, Richard King, and pianist Randall Hodgkinson.

SPOTLIGHT GALLERY: PEGGY SPAETH

June 29 – August 12, 2018

EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

Heights Arts founding Executive Director, Peggy Spaeth will share with us works created over a 14-year span in our spotlight gallery.

ABOUT  THE  WORK

Paintings 1972-1986

These paintings reveal my obsession with color and repeat patterns first inspired by American quilts. I love how geometry and color create illusion; I love that you can keep the geometry, change the color, and come up with a completely different illusion; and I am fascinated by the idea that when you change color across a design, different elements appear.

Although I am best known for leading Heights Arts for thirteen years, previously I exhibited my original hand-dyed quilts locally and nationally.  Simultaneously I painted designs impossible to produce in the fabric as I explored pattern.  In looking back at my work of almost forty years ago, I impressed myself and decided to bring these paintings into the public eye.

Proceeds from the sale of my work benefit Heights Arts and Sober Living Cleveland (SLC).  SLC provides safe, affordable sober housing to those in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: MELISSA LINDAHL

May Giveaway

No purchase necessary

Entry form located in the store

Melissa Lindahl is a self-taught jewelry maker living Cleveland, Ohio. She gathers inspiration from nature on hikes in local forests and is especially intrigued by the limitless expanse of colors she finds through the seasonal changes. Melissa has lived and traveled around the world and feels those experiences have enhanced her ability to see creatively and abstractly. Melissa is supported in her work by her family and exuberantly affectionate rescue dog.

In support of our working artist members, enter our May giveaway for a chance at one of two pairs of beautiful earrings when you visit us this month. No purchase necessary.

No Exit and Patchwork at Heights Arts

Saturday May 5, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

No Exit will be returning to Heights Arts to present a concert guaranteed to captivate, delight and inspire. The ensemble will be joined by special guests – the pioneering saxophone and drum set duo – Patchwork (Noa Even and Stephen Klunk).

For this program, No Exit is thrilled to be reviving one of the first pieces that the group commissioned, Derrik Balogh’s gorgeous and immersive string trio, “Fantasie: si tu veux”. Also featured will be two pieces by clarinetist/ composer Evan Ziporyn, “Tsmindao Ghmerto”, an otherworldly work which calls on the musician to play clarinet while simultaneously singing and “Four Impersonations“, which incorporates elements of Balinese, Japanese and East African music to sublime effect. Victoria Cheah’s “We waited for each other on aim” creates a curious and compelling soundscape for the listener to inhabit.

No Exit’s partners in crime, Patchwork, will be performing the world premiere of a piece that they commissioned from Israeli-born composer Osnat Netzer. In creating “Zwang und Zweifel” , Osnat delves into a visceral internal world of conflict and chaos. No Exit will also be presenting a brand-new world premiere work, “Ved sjøen” (By the Sea), an evocative rumination inspired by the time that American composer Christopher Stark recently spent living in Norway.

As always, free and open to the public.

CANCELED – MASTERCLASS: NICHOLAS UNDERHILL

The Masterclass with Nicholas Underhill to have taken place on Sunday, June 3, has unfortunately been canceled. Don’t miss his Gallery Concert, taking place here at Heights Arts, Saturday, June 2, at 8:00 pm.

AT TABLE: CLEVELAND CULINARIA

Friday, August 31, 2018
6:00 to 9:00 pm

Our town KNOWS good food, thanks to the wealth of highly creative culinary artists who live in Northeast Ohio.  On Friday, August 31, come see what happens when twenty-one visual artists partner up with some of Cleveland’s most creative culinary experts to transform the Heights Arts gallery into four unique, themed installations that speak to the art of food through the materials we use to eat and drink.  Our original curation in 2016 resulted in our most well-attended exhibition in Heights Arts history, thanks to community members, artists and chefs alike.

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Ceramics Andrea LeBlond, Amy Halko, William Brouillard, Billy Ritter

Fibers Cheryl Cochran, Randall Slaughter, Carmen Romine, Joyce Morrow-Jones, Krista Tomorowitz

Glass Scott Goss, S. Jordan Fine, Shayna Roth Pentecost

Table Ari Warner, Dana Depew, Matthew Pritchard, Carl Ziek, and Heidi Robb

Wall Tyler Federico, Ashley Sullivan, Lari Jacobson, Timothy Callaghan, Adrian Eisenhower

Wood Jessica Coven Stenson

In addition to our gallery exhibition, At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, Heights Arts is hosting four multi-course food events, each featuring a different menu created by the groups’ culinary leaders.